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  • proper n. Lord of Annwfn (the other world; land of fairies).

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  • n. Celtic deity who was the lord of Annwfn (the other world or the land of fairies)

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Examples

  • Only five books long, it is a quick journey into the adolescence of Taran the Assistant Pig Keeper as he battles the forces of Arawn, personal demons and personal unknowns.

    Friday Top 5: Epic Fantasy

  • Pwyll and Arawn in the Mabinogian change places for a year, Pwyll going to the court of the dead in the shape of Arawn to overcome his enemies, and Arawn going to the court of Dyved.

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  • After a few moments he gave a satisfied grunt and turned to look north, where the dark, dense canopy of the Forest of Arawn closed in again and swept onwards and away, swathing every dip and rise of the land before fetching up against the Utgard Barricades, two hundred miles of imposing, sheer cliffs which were just visible as a dark grey line on the horizon.

    The Orphaned Worlds, 1st Draft, 1st Excerpt « INTERSTELLAR TACTICS

  • Overhead, the dense canopy of the Forest of Arawn continued unbroken in all directions as Alexei led the way around a steep bluff, pointing out the rippervine which hung down it from above.

    The Orphaned Worlds, 1st Draft, 1st Excerpt « INTERSTELLAR TACTICS

  • The names Pwyll, Arawn and Annwn might look similarly goofy, but they're all important names from the first book of the Mabinogion.

    What's In a Name?

  • They called him Arawn, Lord of Death-but even as they cowered in terror from his Hunt, they fought back in a thousand other ways, breeding like the vermin they were, challenging the Sidhe in their Groves and high places.

    Beyond World's End

  • We are informed that these dogs belonged to Arawn, or the silver-tongued

    Welsh Folk-Lore a Collection of the Folk-Tales and Legends of North Wales

  • Welsh legend, again, this lower world is regarded as divided into kingdoms, like this world, and its kings, like Arawn and Hafgan in the

    Celtic Religion in Pre-Christian Times

  • Then Arawn gave to Pwyll Prince of Dyved his proper form and semblance, and he himself took his own; and Arawn set forth towards the Court of

    The Mabinogion Vol. 3 (of 3)

  • Arawn struck Havgan on the centre of the boss of his shield, so that it was cloven in twain, and his armour was broken, and Havgan himself was borne to the ground an arm's and a spear's length over the crupper of his horse, and he received a deadly blow.

    The Mabinogion Vol. 3 (of 3)

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